At a price of 1600 MS Points ($20), the Xbox 360 version of the sandbox-building game Minecraft has sold over 1 million digital copies in five days, making it the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade game of all time.
Creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has noted that the 360 edition of Minecraft was “profitable in an hour” after the its release. The record was previously held by RedLynx’s 2.5D racer Trials Evolution, which Gamasutra reports sold over 100,000 copies in a single day. Trials was just recently released (April 18th) adding two quality titles to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade library.
Games like Minecraft, Trials, and the PSN’s Journey are just a few of the more recent downloadable gems to come along — and all of ‘em cost no more then $20.00. Sadly (in a cheering for the little guy way) even with Minecraft’s success, it was the number three most played game this week on Xbox Live behind, you guessed it, Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops (you did guess it didn’t you?).